David Neel Photography.

Contemporary Indigenous North America


Photographs of contemporary Indigenous North American culture.

  • “If the legends fall silent, who will teach the children of our ways? ” — Chief Dan George

  • “It does not require many words to speak the truth.” — Chief Joseph

  • “Humankind has not woven the web of life; we are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.” — Chief Seattle


The Indigenous people of North America have overcome great obstacles and today the people and their traditions are flourishing. David Neel, a member of the Kwakiutl tribal nation, has been photographing Native culture for over 30 years - this website is a selection of his work.